Dry Erase Cards
Updated Price (9/15/14): Dry Erase write on cards. 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch rectangles with double sided dry erase material. Cheaper price!
Before you buy, please read as much as you can below: This is my first kickstarter project and I want to make sure I cover every details of this project.
I provide dry erase cards. They are 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches long. You can write on these cards with dry erase markers and then erase to use again. I have rinsed in water for long periods of time and it seems to be waterproof (Lamination is normally water proof. I am not selling this as waterproof since I have not tested long term with water. So I advise only to use water to only get out stains. Long term water effects might hinder product.)
This card is not flexible since it is just laminated paper. I would not recommend shuffling (I have not tested it, but it seems that it would bend and crease easily if put too much pressure or treated it like regular cards. Do not bend.)
The item is (14 point - refers to the weight of the paper) regular white paper that is cold laminated with a dry erase type lamination on both sides (I do not know the exact lamination used.).
The laminated paper is then cut to 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch rectangles (no rounded edges). When I first made the sample for this video, most cards had tiny defects like the edges were not 100% perfectly clean (maybe some extra lamination but not overlapping or anything but not perfect).
When you look at the card and rotated, you will probably see some very thin lamination strips that shine back so not 100% clean white surface. Some parts may not be clean, I have seen some small spots on a few of them but nothing too noticeable. The product has a glossy finish and is delicate (I would not put in a wallet or pocket without protective padding.)
Do not use permanent markers. I tried this to test it out and the markings would not come off. Dry erase markers come off on this project. You may not want to leave the markings on for long periods of time (I have not tried leaving on the dry erase markings for long periods of time, so I do not know if it would come off under these circumstances).
Sometimes you may need to erase longer to get out all smudge specs. May even need to rinse or use water (I have not tested, but leaving dry erase markers for long periods of time might or might not have long term staining). For now, I do not offer variation like rounded edges, but if this project does well, I may include things like this in the future.
I chose this project because it is lightweight, can be shipped with a low cost stamp (and international stamp). I believe that for the cost of shipping for some products out there, you can get a product.
Breakdown of the pricing:
USA backers (shipping included in the price via envelope with stamp): $2 for 1. $3 for 2 cards ($1.50 each). $4 for 3 cards ($1.34 each). $5 for 4 cards (1.25 each) $6 for 5 cards ($1.20)
International backers (shipping included in the price via envelope with international stamp): $3 for 1 card. $4 for 2 cards ($2 each). $5 for 3 cards ($1.67 each). $6 for 4 cards ($1.50 each). $7 for 5 cards ($1.4 each)
My costs: It costs me 0.50 cents (my time, buying raw material and cutting) per card. A stamp to ship anywhere in United States is 0.62 cents. Envelope is $0.01 to $0.05 (per).
International stamp is $1.15
I have to pay taxes to buy the material (8%), I pay New York taxes if I get this funding (around 9%). Kickstarter (5%) and Amazon (3 - 5%)
I may fit all into 1 envelope (if it is under 1 oz or I may include several envelopes).
I will pack neat and am not responsible if cards are damaged in shipping, which they should be safe with the other paper envelopes and various measures the posting companies use to safeguard packages.
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